Kauai News

High Surf Warning Downgraded to Advisory

Posted November 3, 2021, 6:23 AM HST

The high surf warning issued for north- and west-facing shores of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau was downgraded to an advisory.

According to the National Weather Service, surf has subsided to below warning levels, and will continue to lower through tonight. The advisory is in place until 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4.

On north-facing shores, surf was measured between 18-24 feet, which is expected to lower to eight to 12 feet. Surf on west-facing shores was measured at 14-18 feet and is expected to lower to four to six feet.

Beachgoers should expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks, strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

The high surf advisory is also in place for north- and west-facing shores of Oʻahu and Molokaʻi and north-facing shores on Maui.